Class 10 English Chapter 24 For Anne Gregory

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Class 10 English Chapter 24 For Anne Gregory

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For Anne Gregory

Chapter – 24



Thinking about the poem

1. What does the young man mean by ‘great honey-coloured, ramparts at your ear’? Why does he say that young men are ‘thrown into despair’  by them? 

Ans: The “great honey-coloured/Ramparts at your ear” refers to the beautiful yellow coloured hair that falls at the woman’s ear and cover it like a wall around a fort. He says that the young men are “thrown into despair” by them because they look so beautiful on the woman that her beauty gets thoroughly enhanced.

2. What colour is the young woman’ s hair? What does she say she can change it to? Why would she want to do so? 

Ans: The colour of the young woman ‘s hair is yellow. She can change her hair to black, brown or carrot. To look attractive and win love she would want to do so. 

3. Objects have qualities which make them desirable to others. Can you think of some objects (a car, a phone, a dress..) and say what qualities make one object more desirable than another? Imagine you were trying to sell an object :what qualities would you emphasise? 

We may like a car for its colour, design or speed. We may like a phone for its usefulness or utility. Similarly, we may like a dress for its comfort or its style. If we are trying to sell an object like a car, we must emphasis its running condition, its maintenance,its cheaper running cost, etc.

4. What about people? Do we love others because we like their qualities, whether physical or mental? Or is it possible to love someone ‘for themselves alone’? Are some people ‘more lovable’ than others? Discuss this question in pairs or in groups, considering points like the following. 

i) A parent or Care given’s love for a newborn baby, for a mentally or physically challenged child, for a clever child or a prodigy. 

ii) The public’s love for a film star, a sportsperson, a politician, or a social worker. 

iii) Our love for a friend, or brother or sister. 

iv) Your love for a pet, and the pet’s love for you. 

Ans: We like people because of the way they are. This includes how they look and how they think. Sometimes, people just love others for who they are. Parents love their children not because of anything specific, but simply because they are their children. Some people are more likable because of the way they act.

i) Parents love their children not based on their qualities, but simply for the sake of love itself.

ii) Public admiration for a film star, a sports person, a politician, or a social worker is contingent on situations. Heroes are made, and sometimes forgotten.

iii) My love for a friend, brother, or sister is unconditional; I love them because I should, and they love me in return.

iv) I cherish my pet, yet I remain unaffected by the pet’s love towards me.

5. You have perhaps concluded that people are not objects to be valued for their qualities or riches rather than for themselves. But else where yeats asked the question. How can we separate the dancer from the dance? Is it possible to separate the person himself or herself from how the person looks. Sounds, walks and so on? Think of how you or a friend or member of your family has changed over the years. Has your relationship also changed? In what way? 

Ans: Life and people are not to be judged and evaluated in absolute terms. The truth lies somewhere in between the lines. It would be wrong to say that people are objects. And hence, they can.t be valued for their qualities or riches. But the truth may be the other way around. Some people do value people for their qualities.

Their physical, material and mental qualities do influence our love and liking for them. But there are certain relations where we love and like people for themselves. Familial ties bind us to our parents, brothers and sisters. We love them for themselves.

Yeats. question can’t be ignored. “How can we separate the dancer from the dance?” We simply can.t. It is not possible to separate. the person himself or herself from how the person looks, sounds, walks and so on. Naturally, a person can’t be separated from his inherent characteristics and traits. The sum and substance of all these things from what we call his or her personality. Man’s growth is organic. Over the years, we find a marked change in a friend or family member. It is quite natural. Our relationship with that friend or the member of the family depends on how much we can adjust to him. It depends on how common interests and areas of agreement we share.

Comprehension questions and answers

Q:- Read the extract and answer the questions choosing the most appropriate option given below :-

1. “never shall a young man, 

     Thrown into despair 

     By those great honey – coloured 

     Ramparts at your ear, 

     Love you for yourself alone

     And not your yellow hair”. 

Questions :-

1. The poem is written by – 

a) Robert frost.

b) Walt Whitman.

c) Ogden Nash.

d) W. B. Yeats.

Ans: d) W. B. Yeats.

2. What is the cause of despair? 

a) Her hair.

b) Her ear.

c) Her figure.

d) Honey-coloured ramparts at her ear. 

Ans: d) Honey-coloured ramparts at her ear. 

3. Who is addressed here? 

a) Anne Gregory.

b) The beloved of the speaker.

c) His girlfriend.

d) His wife. 

Ans: a) Anne Gregory.

4. What does the speaker not like? 

a) Her dress. 

b) Her ears.

c) Her yellow hair.

d) Her figure.

Ans: c) Her yellow hair.

2.  ”  But i can get a hair-dye

        And set such colour there, 

        Brown, or black, or carrot, 

        That young man in despair 

        May love me for myself alone 

        And  not my yellow hair”. 

1.A Letter to God
Dust of Snow
Fire and Ice
2.Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
A Tiger in the Zoo
3.Two Stories About Flying
I.His First Flight
II.The Black Aeroplane
How to Tell Wild Animals
The Ball Poem
4.From the Diary of Anne Frank
5.The Hundred Dresses – I
6.The Hundred Dresses – II
7.Glimpses of India
I.A Baker from Goa
III.Tea from Assam
The Trees
8.Mijbil the Otter
9.Madam Rides the Bus
The Tale of Custard the Dragon
10.The Sermon at Benares
For Anne Gregory
11.The Proposal

Questions :-

1. Who is the speaker of these lines? 

a) Anne Gregory.

b) Her boy friend.

c) The poet’s friend.

d) The poet’s wife. 

Ans: a) Anne Gregory.

2. What can she get? 

a) New dress.

b) Hair-dye.

c) Attracting things.

d) New hair.

Ans: b) Hair-dye.

3. What should the young man love her for? 

a) Her hair.

b) Her beauty.

c) Herself alone.

d) Her love.

Ans: c) Herself alone.

4. What is the thing that should not come in the way of love? 

a) Her beauty.

b) Her yellow hair.

c) Her figure.

d) Her ears. 

Ans: b) Her yellow hair. 

3. “I heard an old religious man 

     But yesternight declare

      That he had a found a text to prove 

      That only God, my dear, 

      Could love you for yourself alone 

      And not your yellow hair”. 

Questions :- 

1. Who is the speaker here? 

a) The poet.

b) Anne Gregory.

c) A religious man.

d) Ba girl.

Ans: a) The poet.

2. Who did the speaker meet the previous night? 

a) His friend.

b) His beloved.

c) Anne Gregory.

d) A religious man.

Ans: d) A religious man.

3. A young man tends to love a girl for her – 

a) Physical beauty.

b) Internal beauty.

c) Great mind.

d) Her qualities.

Ans: a) Physical beauty.

4. God loves one for-

a) Beauty.

b) Devotion.

c) Heart.

d) One self.

Ans:- d) One self.

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